British troops' supply chain could fail, MPs warn

Front-line troops in Afghanistan could be hit by shortages of vital equipment within 30 days if the system responsible for sending supplies to them breaks down, MPs have warned.

The supply chain for British troops is at "critical risk of failure", the Commons public accounts committee said.

The Ministry of Defence has admitted IT systems managing supplies were "not adequate", the report said.

The government said it was investing £800m to upgrade the supply chain.

Defence Correspondent Caroline Wyatt reports.

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